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Clematis Root
Clematis Root
Latin name Clematidis Radix
Botanical source: Family name Ranunculaceae
Botanical source: Plant name - Clematis mandshurica Ruprecht (IPNI:709872-1)
- Clematis chinensis Osbeck (IPNI:709583-1)
- Clematis hexapetala Pallas (IPNI:709765-1)
Part used Root with rhizome
Empirical criteria for quality selection Unknown
Constituents Other aliphatic and related compounds:
C. terniflora var. robusta: Protoanemonin (leaf)
C. angustifolia: Anemonin (leaf)

Clematis spp. : Oleanolic acid (root)
C. mandschurica, C. brachyura: Hederagenin (root)

Steroid saponins & Sapogenins:
Smilax sieboldii: Sarsasapogenin, Tigogenin, Neotigogenin, Laxogenin (root)
Pharmacological effects Antihypertensive and antidiuretic.
Indications It is used to treat arthritis and numbness of limbs, and chronic articular rheumatism with dyskinesia of joint. It is an ingredient of "kyokotsuto" which is swallowed slowly to remove a small fish bone stuck in the throat.
Diseases Partial paralysis, Lower back pain, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Getting a fishbne stuck in one's throat, Gout, Allolalia, Numbness
Formulas jashoshito , sokeikakketsuto , nijutsuto
Meridian tropism Urinary bladder
Property Warm
Flavor Acrid/pungent, Sweet
Classification in "Shen-non Ben-cao Jing"  
TCM: Classification Antirheumatics
TCM: Medicinal effects To remove wind and damp, to remove obstruction of collaterals and alleviate pain.
For rheumatic or rheumatoid arthralgia with numbness of the limbs, muscle contracture and limitation of motion, fish bone stuck in the throat.
Remarks Listed in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia 18th ed.


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